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Wednesday Final Nationals: 23.7 Million Tune in to Tim Kaine and President Obama at 2016 DNC

NBC led Wednesday among total viewers (5.89 million), adults 18-49 (1.2 rating/4 share), adults 18-34 (0.7/3) and adults 25-54 (1.6/5).

The third night of the four-day “2016 Democratic National Convention” featuring speeches from Hillary Clinton’s vice president selection Tim Kaine and President Barack Obama drew a combined 23.732 million viewers in the 10 p.m. hour on ABC (3.536 million), CBS (2.858 million), NBC (4.167 million), Fox News Channel (2.462 million), CNN (5.952 million) and MSNBC (4.757 million) — off 5 percent from the night prior (24.842 million on July 26, 2016) but up 5 percent from the last time all the aforementioned six networks carried the third night of the DNC — Aug. 28, 2008 (22.702 million). It was also up 4 percent from the 2016 RNC’s third night (22.802 million on July 20, 2016).

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Wednesday, July 27, 2016
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.9/3 3117 0.5/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
8:00 The Goldbergs (r) 246 93 1.8/3 2700 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
8:30 The Goldbergs (r) 246 93 1.5/3 2329 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
9:00 The Goldbergs (r) 248 95 2.1/4 3271 0.6/2 0.9/4 1.2/4
9:31 black-ish (r) 248 95 1.7/3 2666 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
10:00 2016 Democratic National Convention (s) (thru 11:46) 246 95 2.4/4 3536 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.1/3
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.2/4 3437 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.2/4
8:00 Big Brother 18 254 95 3.4/6 5562 1.1/6 1.7/7 2.1/7
9:00 American Gothic 254 95 1.6/3 2355 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.7/2
10:00 2016 Democratic National Convention (s) (thru 11:48) 256 95 1.9/4 2858 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.8/7 5886 0.7/3 1.2/4 1.6/5
8:00 America’s Got Talent 243 95 5.7/11 9516 1.0/5 1.8/7 2.5/8
9:00 The Night Shift 243 95 3.4/6 5322 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.4/4
10:00 2016 Democratic National Convention (s) (thru 11:47) 243 95 2.8/5 4167 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.3/4
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.7/3 2813 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.1/4
8:00 MasterChef 254 95 2.1/4 3408 0.8/4 1.0/4 1.3/4
9:00 Wayward Pines 254 95 1.4/2 2218 0.5/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.8/1 1235 0.3/1 0.4/1 0.5/2
8:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us 243 89 0.7/1 1176 0.3/2 0.3/1 0.4/2
9:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? 243 89 0.8/1 1304 0.4/2 0.4/2 0.5/2
9:30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (r) 243 89 0.8/1 1285 0.3/1 0.4/1 0.5/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1789 0.6/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1652 0.5/3
8:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.1/2 1879 0.5/2
9:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.0/2 1875 0.7/2
10:00 Por Siempre Joan Sebastian 0.9/2 1611 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/1 573 0.2/1
7:00 Mi Corazon es Tuyo 0.2/0 464 0.2/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.4/1 714 0.3/1
9:00 La Ronca de Oro 0.3/1 619 0.2/1
10:00 El Príncipe 0.2/0 385 0.2/1

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 7/27/16

2016 Democratic National Convention” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Big Brother 18” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.4/6
Men 18-34: 0.9/5
Women 18-49: 2.0/7
Men 18-49: 1.4/6

American Gothic” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

2016 Democratic National Convention” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

America’s Got Talent” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.8/5
Women 18-49: 2.0/8
Men 18-49: 1.5/7

The Night Shift” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

2016 Democratic National Convention” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

MasterChef” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.0/5
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.2/5
Men 18-49: 0.8/4

Wayward Pines” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.4/1
Men 18-49: 0.3/1

Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (CW, 9pm)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.5/2
Men 18-49: 0.3/1

Greenleaf” (OWN)
Women 18-34: 0.56
Men 18-34: 0.21
Women 18-49: 0.86
Men 18-49: 0.36

Suits” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.45
Men 18-34: 0.38
Women 18-49: 0.59
Men 18-49: 0.49

Mr. Robot” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.17
Men 18-34: 0.24
Women 18-49: 0.22
Men 18-49: 0.30

The Challenge: Rivals III” (MTV)
Women 18-34: 0.56
Men 18-34: 0.39
Women 18-49: 0.44
Men 18-49: 0.31

Young & Hungry” (Freeform)
Women 18-34: 0.41
Men 18-34: 0.12
Women 18-49: 0.38
Men 18-49: 0.12

Baby Daddy” (Freeform)
Women 18-34: 0.33
Men 18-34: 0.11
Women 18-49: 0.31
Men 18-49: 0.11

Tyrant” (FX)
Women 18-34: 0.12
Men 18-34: 0.13
Women 18-49: 0.16
Men 18-49: 0.21

2016 Democratic National Convention” (Fox News, 10pm)
Women 18-34: 0.20
Men 18-34: 0.23
Women 18-49: 0.31
Men 18-49: 0.45

2016 Democratic National Convention” (CNN, 10pm)
Women 18-34: 0.76
Men 18-34: 0.88
Women 18-49: 1.25
Men 18-49: 1.44

2016 Democratic National Convention” (MSNBC, 10pm)
Women 18-34: 0.63
Men 18-34: 0.46
Women 18-49: 0.83
Men 18-49: 0.76

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 7/27/16

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Wednesday, July 27:

* Vwrs = Viewers in thousands; V-No. = Prime time rank in viewers; D-No. = Prime time rank in demo (adults 18-49)
V-No.* D-No.* Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
79 75 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 8:00 PM 30 575 0.20
71 66 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 8:30 PM 30 659 0.23
31 23 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 9:00 PM 30 1312 0.44
28 17 DUCK DYNASTY A&E 9:30 PM 31 1455 0.48
60 41 WAHLBURGERS A&E 10:01 PM 31 815 0.32
54 40 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 879 0.33
57 31 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 30 865 0.36
42 21 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1097 0.46
35 16 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1235 0.53
23 10 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1599 0.68
18 5 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1786 0.80
82 73 AMC MOVIE: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END (2007) AMC 8:00 PM 240 554 0.21
95 99 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 462 0.17
29 20 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1431 0.47
92 62 SOUTH PARK CMDY 7:56 PM 34 498 0.24
89 62 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 509 0.24
86 54 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:00 PM 30 528 0.26
81 48 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:30 PM 30 567 0.28
99 82 ANOTHER PERIOD CMDY 10:00 PM 30 403 0.19
100 82 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:30 PM 30 370 0.19
5 8 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 3787 0.73
2 2 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016: DNC (3.35 HH) CNN 9:00 PM 60 5291 1.13
1 1 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016: DNC (3.70 HH) CNN 10:00 PM 60 5952 1.35
83 75 DUAL SURVIVAL DISC 8:00 PM 60 551 0.20
54 42 DUAL SURVIVAL DISC 9:00 PM 61 879 0.31
56 42 AMERICAN TARZAN DISC 10:01 PM 60 878 0.31
62 82 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:00 PM 25 797 0.19
64 71 DOC MCSTUFFINS DISJR 8:30 PM 25 780 0.22
68 75 MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND DISJR 9:00 PM 25 716 0.20
76 82 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:30 PM 25 625 0.19
34 75 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DSNY 8:00 PM 30 1242 0.20
22 66 16 WISHES DSNY 8:30 PM 100 1607 0.23
32 75 GIRL MEETS WORLD DSNY 10:10 PM 25 1303 0.20
37 93 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 10:35 PM 25 1197 0.18
72 82 MLB WEDNESDAY NIGHT – EARLY: CHICAGO WHITE SOX / CHICAGO CUBS (0.46 HH) ESPN 8:00 PM 181 653 0.19
73 52 CUTTHROAT SABOTAGE FOOD 8:00 PM 60 637 0.27
66 42 CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD 9:00 PM 60 767 0.31
61 54 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 10:00 PM 60 809 0.26
6 36 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 3260 0.34
8 36 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2495 0.34
9 26 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ -DNC (1.63 HH) FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2462 0.38
88 60 YOUNG & HUNGRY FRFM 8:00 PM 30 511 0.25
93 73 BABY DADDY FRFM 8:30 PM 30 476 0.21
65 82 TYRANT FX 10:00 PM 76 776 0.19
96 93 FXX MOVIE PRIME: RIDE ALONG (2014) FXX 8:00 PM 120 427 0.18
97 82 FXX MOVIE PRIME: RIDE ALONG (2014) FXX 10:00 PM 120 419 0.19
47 45 AMERICA’S MOST DESIRED KITCHEN HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1062 0.30
44 45 AMERICA’S MOST DESIRED KITCHEN HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1083 0.30
25 31 PROPERTY BROTHERS BUY AND SELL HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1492 0.36
17 23 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1842 0.44
21 29 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1723 0.37
30 54 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1394 0.26
13 26 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 63 2085 0.38
15 21 PAWN STARS HIST 10:03 PM 30 1941 0.46
26 36 PAWN STARS HIST 10:33 PM 30 1491 0.34
51 93 THE PERFECT MURDER ID 9:00 PM 60 980 0.18
40 60 SIX DEGREES OF MURDER ID 10:00 PM 60 1128 0.25
58 47 LW LA: A LITTLE EXTRA LIF 8:00 PM 60 852 0.29
27 14 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 9:00 PM 62 1463 0.58
33 17 LITTLE WOMEN ATLANTA LIF 10:02 PM 60 1249 0.48
7 25 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE: DNC (1.92 HH) MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 2907 0.40
4 11 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE: DNC (2.74 HH) MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 4412 0.67
3 5 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE: DNC (2.90 HH) MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 4757 0.80
70 29 CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 10:00 PM 62 679 0.37
52 62 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 975 0.24
49 48 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 1024 0.28
39 35 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 1142 0.35
36 31 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 1198 0.36
45 82 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN NICK 8:00 PM 30 1066 0.19
46 93 GAME SHAKERS NICK 8:30 PM 30 1065 0.18
63 93 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 784 0.18
67 99 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 763 0.17
59 54 GREENLEAF OWN 9:00 PM 60 828 0.26
20 12 GREENLEAF OWN 10:00 PM 60 1739 0.61
90 62 SPIKE TV MOVIE: THE LONGEST YARD (2005) SPIKE 10:00 PM 150 506 0.24
69 82 SYFY ORIGINAL MOVIE: ATOMIC SHARK (2016) SYFY 7:00 PM 120 702 0.19
48 52 SYFY ORIGINAL MOVIE: PLANET OF THE SHARKS (2016) SYFY 9:00 PM 120 1037 0.27
24 17 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1529 0.48
16 13 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1902 0.60
14 9 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2065 0.70
12 7 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2258 0.78
10 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2415 0.83
11 4 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 2260 0.81
87 75 MBFFL: EXTRA FABULOUS TLC 8:00 PM 60 526 0.20
43 36 MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 61 1085 0.34
41 31 I AM JAZZ TLC 10:01 PM 61 1110 0.36
50 71 CASTLE TNT 8:00 PM 60 983 0.22
53 75 CASTLE TNT 9:00 PM 60 910 0.20
77 82 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAV 9:00 PM 60 613 0.19
85 93 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAV 10:00 PM 60 541 0.18
98 82 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 8:00 PM 30 414 0.19
94 66 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 8:30 PM 30 469 0.23
91 66 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 502 0.23
80 66 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 570 0.23
77 48 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 30 613 0.28
84 54 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 31 550 0.26
38 26 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 60 1170 0.38
19 15 SUITS USA 9:00 PM 61 1778 0.54
73 54 MR. ROBOT USA 10:01 PM 88 637 0.26
75 48 DATING NAKED 3 VH1 9:00 PM 60 636 0.28

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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  1. Douglas, what were the 18-49 and total viewers for Family Feud and Skin Wars: Fresh Paint on GSN? Thanks

    • GSN 7/27, in total viewers (adults 18-49)

      8:00 Family Feud 546k (150k)
      8:30 Family Feud 569k (147k)
      9:00 Skin Wars: Fresh Paint 328k (95k)
      10:00 Family Feud 337k (86k)
      10:30 Family Feud 405k (90k)